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Everyday Carry: Raven

Ravens – and by extension crows – are much smarter animals than one would expect. They’re incredibly social, can learn complex tasks, and have even been known to use tools. In fact, if something they find works well for a given application, they’ll continue using it until they find something better. And that, to us, seems a lot like an animal kingdom version of everyday carry. After all, isn’t that what we EDC enthusiasts do, find a complement of useful tools to make it through our day until we find something that suits us better? These ingenious birds have inspired this week’s pocket dump – both for their unassuming intellect and unmistakable all-black plumage and sinister appearance.

Kershaw Method Folding Knife

Designed by none other than renowned knife maker, Jens Anso, this slim-and-trim Kershaw folding knife possesses an almost menacing styling – a boldness betrayed only by its compact format. In fact, with a BlackWash finished 8Cr13MoV 3″ blade, G10 handle, and Speedsafe deployment system – this knife’s size and features make it absolutely perfect for everyday carry.

Purchase: $40

Tactica M100 Multi-Tool

With a whopping 20+ built-in features, it’s amazing that the TSA-compliant Tactica M100 multi-tool is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. And it’s even more impressive, when you consider what that gets you: a bottle opener, imperial and metric rulers, a series of stepped hex wrenches, a magnetic standard-sized bit slot and storage for two bits, and so much more.

Purchase: $40

Trayvax Element Wallet

The brand’s flagship product, this minimalist cash and card carrier boasts a stainless steel frame and top-grain leather wrap – capable of holding up to five cards and a wad of bills. And that’s just the start, as the USA-made heirloom-quality wallet also has a built-in bottle opener, RFID blocking, and a mil-spec paracord weave. And it comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Purchase: $70

Tsovet SVT-RM40 Watch

Designed as a sort of bridge between simplicity and functionality, this Tsovet wristwatch has some impressively minimalist style for how much there actually is going on with it. For instance, there’s a standard 12-hour dial with a sub 6-minute dial within it for easy reading. It also has a date window at the 6 o’clock position, features a 316L stainless steel case with a hardened mineral crystal, and is kept ticking by a Swiss Ronda movement.

Purchase: $325